My project is a free-standing canvas that you could sit out with the rest of your Halloween decorations.
Cut candelabra and spider from graveyard black card stock adhered to lightweight chipboard. Add a thick coat of Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint to the candles and Black Soot distress glitter to the spider.
After these dry, apply distress inks to the candles: Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw (candles); Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo (flames). I also added Pewter and Olive metallic rub-on to the black portion of the candelabra.
Cut Chevron from any color scrap paper and a weathered clock from chipboard. Adhere to chipboard with gel medium, allowing some of the clock to hang off. Trim excess clock piece.
Apply coat of white gesso over all, including the clock hands, let dry.
Apply coat of Art Anthology (AA) Imperial over canvas, let dry.
Look how luscious, thick and creamy this paint is. It drys dimensional, too.
Stamp script from Apothecary set onto background with black StazOn ink.
I added a thick coat of the AA Red Velvet Cake over the clock hands and allowed to dry. Then I highlighted with Foundry Bronze Gilder's Paste by hitting the high spots.
I used a brad from my stash with a large head (any shape or color will work) and inserted it through the openings.
This gave me some area to glue my cameo skull to. Set aside.
I then added a light coat of AA Limeaid randomly to the canvas, and wiped gently with a baby wipe. This left a beautiful golden tone, which I hope you can see in the photos. It looks really pretty in person.
Next, I applied some very watered down AA Red Velvet Cake from the top of the canvas and let it drip down like "BLOOD" (using my Bella Lugosi vampire voice). I applied a very thick coat right at the top of the canvas for effect!
Next, I adhered all my parts and pieces as shown in the finished photo. I also added some cob webs by taking strings from a piece of cheesecloth and adhering just where I wanted them. It was a little tedious, but I enjoy doing things like that.
I also added some Petaloo black flowers, and a couple of handmade flowers I made from squishing up pieces of shipping paper after spritzing them with glimmer mists. I made them last year and had some left to use this year.
To finish it off, I covered the back and sides with graveyard black paper, and cut an easel that I covered with the black paper. See my post here for more information on the easel.
6"x 6" square thick chipboard plaque (check out Altered Pages selection of art boards and canvases here)
Sizzix dies: Tim Holtz Weathered Clock; Small Easel; Chevron decorative strip
Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Apothecary stamp set
Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint
Black Soot distress glitter
Distress Ink Pads: Pumice Stone,Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seet
I hope you enjoyed my home decor piece today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!